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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“It's not a day on the lake if you don't stop in at Sam's. Apparently you can get there by car but we've only been by boat. Be sure to order of Bushwacker (like a Mudslide). Their pizza is pretty good too!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is outside Nashville, but not to be missed. The environment is beautiful, as it’s situated on a waterfront, and the food is some of the best inland seafood you can get. It’s a very local place, with few tourists, but we feel it’s imperative to get the word out about this gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and smoked fish dip, and even the fried shrimp ain’t half bad!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“This is best late night place to get drinks and food - open til midnight or later most nights. They have a happy hour Sunday nights”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Rudder offers a nice opportunity to dine with views of Old Hickory Lake. Casual atmosphere and live music on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BBQ and the Fried Green Tomatoes are simply the best at this great little BBQ joint!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Local pizza spot on the harbor. Great outdoor patio in the summer. Fun games/activities for kids. Unique pizza options on the menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a really cool local place, offering great Thai food, and a TON of specialty beers on tap. They do close early, though.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Chuck is the owner and makes a great espresso, the beans are roasted nearby in Rayon City. They also have really tasty pizza on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out their events too, they often have live music. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Farm fresh EVERYTHING! Amazing coffee! This is one of my favorite places to eat. It is the perfect breakfast/brunch food located close to tons of shopping sights! (5.2 mi)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Mexican food place- and it's right across the street, for convenience!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want home cooking and the best breakfast or meat and three, Red Rooster is for you. Fridays are catfish days and man it is great!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Enjoy the walk through the picturesque streets of Old Hickory from your suite to our local coffee shop. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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